zao youth ministry


Zao is the Greek work meaning “I live.” Our youth ministry is all about living the abundant life that Jesus calls us to.  Our mission is to help students live abundantly by being drawn and drawing others into Christ’s kingdom.  We see abundant life as living the best life possible; living life the way we were meant to - loving God and loving others. 


Our group is for students from 6th to 12th grade. We meet weekly for Bible study to pray and talk about the Bible, and we also meet regularly to have fun together and enjoy our community with movie nights, scavenger hunts, and other events. Check the schedule below to see what we're up to.


We strive to be a place where you can come and just be yourself. There is no need to pretend as if you are something you aren’t. Jesus loved messy people and living like Jesus starts by being honest about our need for Him.


If you are interested in visiting us, sign up at for the weekly youth newsletter, and you’ll get information about what is going on in Zao. We look forward to seeing you!


Lunch at Memorial Park

Tuesdays • 12.00n-2.00p

On Tuesdays during the summer, we'll be eating lunch at Memorial Park in Wheaton. Bring your own lunch and hang out. We won't have a strong structured plan - we'll figure out what we are doing based on who shows up. A Remind text will go out each week to RSVP just to make sure that we know who to expect. If you aren't signed up for our Remind text service, you can easily sign up here.



If you have any questions - shoot our youth pastor, Andrew, an email. 




Check out upcoming events on our calendar.


(Find out how to subscribe to the Zao Youth Calendar here.)


Sign up for text message updates when there is urgent info.